Article 3. Preparation, Circulation, And Filing Of Nominating Papers of California Elections Code >> Division 6. >> Part 1. >> Chapter 5. >> Article 3.
This article applies to the nomination of a Green Party
candidate for the presidential primary ballot.
Nomination papers properly prepared, circulated, signed,
and verified shall be left, for examination, with the elections
official of the county in which they are circulated at least 74 days
before the presidential primary.
Each signer of a nomination paper for the presidential
primary ballot may sign only one paper. The signer shall add her or
his printed name and place of residence indicating city and giving
the street and number, if any.
A nomination paper may be presented in sections. Each
section shall contain the name of the presidential preference
candidate. Each section shall bear the name of the county in which it
is circulated. Only voters of the county registered as preferring
the Green Party are competent to sign.
Each section shall be prepared with the lines for signatures
numbered, and shall have attached the declaration of the circulator
who obtained signatures to it, which shall meet all of the
requirements of Section 104. No other declaration is required to be
A verified nomination paper is prima facie evidence that
the signatures are genuine and that the persons signing it are voters
registered as preferring the Green Party until it is otherwise
proven by comparison of the signatures with the affidavits of
registration in the office of the elections official.
The nomination paper for a candidate for the presidential
preference portion of the ballot shall be in substantially the
SECTION OF NOMINATION PAPER SIGNED BY VOTER ON
BEHALF OF PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY
Section ____________ Page ____________
County of __________.
Nomination paper of a presidential
preference candidate for the Green Party
presidential primary ballot.
State of )
California ) ss.
County of _______
I, the undersigned, am a voter of the County of
____________, State of California, and am
registered as preferring the Green Party. I
hereby nominate ____________ for the presidential
preference portion of the Green Party's
presidential primary ballot, to be voted for at
the presidential primary to be held on
the____________ day of ____________, 20____. I
have not signed the nomination paper of any other
candidate for the same office.
I, ________, affirm all of the following:
1. That I am 18 years of age or older.
2. That my residence address, including street
(If no street or number exists, a designation of
my residence adequate to readily ascertain its
3. That I secured signatures in the County of
________ to the nomination paper of a candidate
in the presidential preference primary of the
Green Party, that all the signatures on this
section of the nomination paper numbered from 1
to ______, inclusive, were made in my presence,
that the signatures were obtained between
____________, 20__, and ____________, 20__, and
that to the best of my knowledge and belief each
signature is the genuine signature of the person
whose name it purports to be.
I declare under penalty of perjury that the
foregoing is true and correct.
Executed at ________, California, this ____ day
of ____, 20__.
(Printed Name) _____________________________
Before filing, the sections of a nomination paper for a
candidate shall be numbered in order.
Nomination papers, properly assembled, may be consolidated
and fastened together by counties, but nomination papers signed by
voters in different counties shall not be fastened together.
The elections official shall examine all nomination papers
left with her or him for examination and shall disregard and mark
"not sufficient" the name of any voter of that county that does not
appear in the same handwriting on an affidavit of registration in the
office of the elections official. The elections official shall also
disregard and mark "not sufficient" the name of any voter of the
county who is not registered as preferring the Green Party.
Within five days after any nomination papers are left with
the elections official for examination, the elections official shall
do both of the following:
(a) Examine and affix to them a certificate reciting that she or
he has examined them and stating the number of names that have not
been marked "not sufficient."
(b) Transmit the papers with the certificate of examination to the
Secretary of State, who shall file the papers.
The certificate of the elections official to nomination
papers of a candidate shall be in substantially the following form:
CERTIFICATE OF COUNTY ELECTIONS OFFICIAL TO
PAPERS OF A CANDIDATE
To the Secretary of State:
I, County Elections Official of the County of
______, hereby certify that I have examined the
nomination papers, to which this
certificate is attached, of the presidential
candidate, and that the number of names which I
have not marked "not sufficient" is
The candidate named in the nomination papers is
comprised of the following:
Dated this ________ day of ________, 20___.
(SEAL) County Elections Official
Upon receipt of a sufficient number of signatures for the
nomination of a candidate for the presidential preference primary
ballot, the Secretary of State shall notify the candidate or her or
his duly authorized representative of that fact.